When will voice-over-LTE matter? When it’s no longer just about voice

Kevin Fitchard, GigaOM, 8/8/14 After years of delays, voice-over-LTE finally seems to be making its way into mobile networks and phones. T-Mobile recently announced its entire U.S. LTE network now supports the VoIP technology, while Verizon recently revealed it would begin selling its first 4G-only phones in 2016. As we purchase new smartphones over the […]

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Posted on August 18, 2014 at 12:57 pm by lesliemanzara · Permalink · Leave a comment
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Android Dramatically Extends Lead With Open Source Developers

Matt Asay, ReadWrite, 5/27/13 Despite Google Android’s long market-share rise against Apple iOS, developers continued to stick with iOS as their first deployment target. While Android offered superior volume, that volume was fragmented between different versions of the OS and disparate hardware. Meanwhile, Apple offered better development tools plus clearer, more profitable revenue options. Even […]

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Posted on May 27, 2013 at 8:29 am by lesliemanzara · Permalink · Leave a comment
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Android apps used by millions vulnerable to password, e-mail theft

Dan Goodin, ArsTechnica, 10/23/2012 Android applications downloaded by as many as 185 million users can expose end users’ online banking and social networking credentials, e-mail and instant-messaging contents because the programs use inadequate encryption protections, computer scientists have found. The researchers identified 41 applications in Google’s Play Market that leaked sensitive data as it traveled […]

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Posted on October 23, 2012 at 5:14 pm by lesliemanzara · Permalink · Leave a comment
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Microsoft Lync arrives on Windows Phone and Android, other mobile OSs still waiting in the queue

Mat Smith, Engadget, 12/15/2011 Microsoft can’t release apps quick enough. Bolstering the cross-platform likes of SkyDrive, OneNote and Kinectimals, its Lync app is the latest addition to the app roster. The corporate communication app ties together instant messaging, audio conferencing and VoIP calls on both Windows Phone and Android devices, while the Symbian and iOS […]

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Posted on December 15, 2011 at 9:08 am by lesliemanzara · Permalink · Leave a comment
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Newly Launched IM+ Video Lets You Video Chat With Facebook Friends

Sarah Perez, TechCrunch, 9/2/2011 SHAPE Services, makers of the popular, cross-platform IM+ mobile instant messaging applications, is today launching its first video chatting app: IM+ Video. The new app, available here on iTunes, lets you video and voice call with your Facebook friends – and not just those using IM+. The VoIP calls made using […]

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Posted on September 2, 2011 at 2:17 pm by lesliemanzara · Permalink · Leave a comment
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Android malware masquerading as Google+ app

Lance Whitney, CNETNews, 8/16/2011 A new flavor of Android malware is disguising itself as a Google+ app in an attempt to capture instant messages, GPS, location, call logs, and other sensitive data. Uncovered by the team at Trend Micro, the new malware known as ANDROIDOS_NICKISPY.C can also automatically answer and record phone calls. To capture […]

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Posted on August 16, 2011 at 4:43 pm by lesliemanzara · Permalink · Leave a comment
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HP Drops Palm From webOS’s Branding, Launches HP webOS 2.0

Matt Burns, TechCrunch, 10/19/2010 HP just announced the next generation webOS and it’s a doozy. This platform now has all the weapons necessary to fully compete in the smartphone wars: true multitasking, an updated version of the social media connection service Synergy, Adobe Flash 10.1, and a whole bunch of new advancements. Hardware is really […]

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Posted on October 19, 2010 at 4:38 pm by lesliemanzara · Permalink · Leave a comment
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Skype for iPhone gets multitasking, ditches hated 3G calling charge

Jessica Dolcourt, CNET News, 7/21/2010 Individuals aren’t always right, and neither are companies, which is why we heartily appreciate when corporationsgracefully address their errors–preferably while capitulating to user demands. A minor update to Skype for iPhone (now version 2.0.1) reverses Skype’s decision to charge for calls over 3G, Skype wrote in a Wednesday blog post. Late last […]

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Posted on July 21, 2010 at 5:03 pm by lesliemanzara · Permalink · One Comment
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Skype Opens Up SkypeKit SDK To All Devices And Desktop Apps

Erick Schonfeld, TechCrunch, 6/23/2010 Today, Skype is releasing an open software development kit (SDK) for developers called SkypeKit which will allow Skype calls, instant messaging, video chat and other features to be integrated into consumer electronics and computers. For the past few years, Skype has found its way into a variety of devices from cordless […]

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Posted on June 23, 2010 at 11:25 am by lesliemanzara · Permalink · One Comment
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Multitasking comes to iPhone OS 4.0 — but not to the iPhone 3G

Nilay Patel, Engadget, 4/8/2010 You heard that right, people — iPhone OS 4 just brought multitasking to the platform! Apple says they’ve figured out how to implement third party multitasking without hurting performance or battery life, and they’re demoing it now — you just double click the home button and see a list of your […]

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Posted on April 9, 2010 at 7:03 am by lesliemanzara · Permalink · One Comment
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